Operational Buyer

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Location Nederland, TX, USA
Sector Operational Buying
Hours 40 hrs/week
Working model Office based


Your scope of responsibility

Master Data Management

  • Triggering/monitoring the creation and maintenance of suppliers in ERP-system(s) on request of Category Manager
  • Triggering/monitoring the creation and maintenance of Purchase Information Records (PIR's) and contracts (including allocation to plants) in ERP-system(s)
  • Keeping price, MOQ information in catalogue up to date in ERP-system(s)
  • Side note: Category Managers are ultimately accountable for supply base and corresponding pricing agreements.

Purchase Order creation

  • Analyzing replenishment advice (MRP advice) for Warehouse and acting on it appropriately
  • Convert requisition (and/or MRP advice) into PO.
  • Creating PO (for project, manufacturing opco, sales opco or other needs)
  • Ensuring PO approval and complete Supplier Order package (with specs, drawings, etc.) attached to PO.
  • Sending PO (electronically) to the supplier

Monitor & report PO progress

  • Chasing order confirmation and update PO accordingly
  • Monitoring delivery planning
  • Optional: arranging shipment for deliveries
  • Changing PO if needed
  • Resolving supplier questions and issues related to the PO.
  • Resolving invoicing issues related to PO.
  • Resolving delivery / quality issues in consultation with Warehouse and Quality
  • Request for Quotation (under guidance of Business Procurement Manager, Category Manager or Project Procurement Manager)
  • Sending the RFQ (or RFP) for products and services (to the selected suppliers) under guidance of the Business Procurement Manager, Category Manager or Project Procurement Manager
  • Receiving quotes (or proposals) and sharing with evaluation committee
  • Reviewing the quotes (or proposals) based on the evaluation criteria set.
  • Requesting for updated quotes (or proposals) and compare
  • Preselecting supplier in consultation with Category Manager and award order to supplier

Continuous improvement

  • Working towards process improvement in operational procurement process
  • Identifying recurring problems and participating in resolving them
  • Knowledge / experience in operational procurement / ordering / RFQ-ing required, at least 2 years, preferably in a broad variety of goods and services.

What you bring to OCI

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration strongly preferred (preferably with SCM or Procurement as major)
  • Procurement certification preferred (CIPS, ISM, etc.)
  • Knowledge / experience of ERP systems required, preferably SAP (S4 Hana)
  • Knowledge / experience of (for the job relevant) administrative processes required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (at least in English)
  • Accuracy
  • Analyzing
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Cooperation
  • Maintaining relationships (internal/external)
  • Monitoring progress
  • Perseverance
  • Stress resistance


  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to sit for prolonged amounts of time required.
  • Ability to effectively communicate through various means required.


Work Schedule

  • 9/80 Schedule with alternating Fridays off unless a business need requires you to go into the office.
  • May work additional hours and days, including weekends and holidays as required.

About OCI

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, OCI N.V. is a leading global producer and distributor of ammonia, fertilizers and methanol products providing fertilizers, lower carbon fuels, and chemical feedstocks to agricultural, transportation, and industrial customers around the world.

We are the largest hydrogen producer and consumer in the Netherlands. We are proud of our long history of reducing our emissions and throughout the whole world sustainable projects are being developed.

OCI operates facilities in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the US and distributes its products worldwide.

Our nitrogen fertilizers are essential for global food security, our fuel solutions help decarbonize road transport and the maritime sector and our chemical products end up in thousands of everyday products. We have approximately 4,100 employees. The company is publicly traded on the Euronext in Amsterdam.